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Detective Henry E. Cleveland | Fort Worth Police Department, Texas Fort Worth Police Department, Texas


Henry E. Cleveland

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, February 7, 1952

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 50 years

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Detective Henry Cleveland was shot and killed when he and other detectives went to the home of a man wanted for a robbery earlier in the day.

The subject's wife and answered the door and informed officers that he wasn't home. As the officers started searching the home subject opened fire from a bedroom, fatally shooting Detective Cleveland in the back.

The man then exchanged shots with officers being being taken into custody. He was convicted of Detective Cleveland's murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison. Upon being released he was murdered by an ex-convict in Austin, Texas, in 1972.

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